More than half of the people are impressed with the performance of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for this year but they are not happy with his government's performance in addressing economic problems.

Nearly 24 percent of the respondents to Nida Poll said they are very impressed with the prime minister's performance and 34.56 percent said they are impressed whereas 21.60 percent said they are not impressed with 19.68 percent said they are unimpressed at all.

Nida Poll of the National Institute of Development Administration surveyed the opinions of 1,250 people of 18 years old of age and above during Dec 13-14 about how impressed or unimpressed they are with the government's performance. The poll was released yesterday (Dec 17).

The top three government projects that they are impressed with are: the project to subsidize new-born babies (75.68 percent); the government's efforts to reclaim forest land from encroachers (64.80 percent) and regulating city's pavements, passenger vans, motorcycle taxies and beaches (62.56 percent).

However, 58.16 percent of the respondents are not happy with the govenrment's handling of economic problems, 47.76 percent are not happy with political reforms and the election and 47.28 percent are not satisfied with the situation in the Deep South.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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